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Facts you should know about chairman of Mahindra Group- Anand Mahindra

Today‘s Mahindra Group embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willy: Jeep in India and is now a US $6.3 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles,  tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image.

Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world and has made an entry in the two-wheeler segment, which will see the company emerge as a full range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry.

The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam.

Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector is the proud recipient of the Japan Quality Medal, the only tractor company worldwide to be bestowed this honor. It also holds the distinction of being the only tractor company worldwide to win the Deming Prize. The US based Reputation Institute recently ranked Mahindra among the top 10 Indian companies in its Global 200:The World’s Best Corporate Reputations list.

Born on 1st May 1955 Anand G. Mahindra is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of one of India’s largest companies, Mahindra & Mahindra. His grandfather KC. Mahindra started the company from his home town Ludhiana, Punjab.

Anand Mahindra graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Magna cum Laude. In 1981 he secured an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts. He returned to India that year and joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO), the country’s foremost producer of specialty steels, as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. In 1989 he was appointed President and Deputy Managing Director of the company.

During his stint at MU SCO, he initiated the Mahindra Group’s diversification into the new business areas of real estate development and hospitality management.

In the summer of 1991, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the country’s dominant producer of off-road vehicles and agricultural tractors. He has since been engaged in a comprehensive change programme in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to make the company an efficient and aggressive competitor in the new liberalized economic environment in India.

In April 1997, he was appointed Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and in January 2003 given the additional responsibility of Vice Chairman.

Anand Mahindra was a co-promoter of Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd., which in 2003 was converted into a bank. Kotak Mahindra Bank is one of the foremost private sector banks today.

Anand Mahindra is the co-founder of the Harvard Business School Association of India, an association dedicated to the promotion of professional management in India. The association has grown substantially over the years.

He is Past President 2003-04 of the Confederation of Indian Industry and has also been President of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

Anand Mahindra is a Director of The National Stock Exchange of India Limited appointed under the “Public Representatives” category.
He takes a keen interestin matter related to education and apart from being a Trustee of the KC. Mahindra Education Trust, which provides scholarships to students; he is also on the Board of Governors of the Mahindra United World College of India.

Anand Mahindra is the Founder Chairman of the Mumbai Festival, which was launched in January 2005. The event was the first comprehensive festival to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the city.

He is the Co-Chairman of the International Council of the Asia Society, New York.
                  AWARDS & HONOURS

  Anand Mahindra is the recipient of the following awards:

1. Knight of the Order of Merit’ by the President of the French Republic.

2. Rajiv Gandhi Award 2004 for outstanding contribution in the business field

  1. 2005 Leadership Award from the American India Foundationfor his, and the Mahindra Group’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

    4. Person of the Year 2005 from Auto Monitor.

    5. CNBC Asia Business Leader Award for the year 2006.

    6. The Most Inspiring Corporate Leader of the Year 2007 from NDTV Profit.

  2. Business Man of the Year 2007 from Business India.

    8. Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award 2008.

    9. National Statesman for Excellence in Business Practices -Qimpro Platinum Standard 2008 Award by Qimpro Foundation.

    10. CNBC TV18 Outstanding Business Leader of the Year 2009

    11. Business Leader of the Year 2009 by Economic Times

    GROUP COMPANIES

 Automotive & Farm Equipment Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

  • Automotive Sector
  • Jiangling Tractors
  • Mahindra Tractors
  • Mahindra Gujarat
  • Mahindra First Choice
  • Mahindra Shubhlabh Services Ltd.

Mahindra Engineering Services

  • Exports
  • Mahindra Engineering Design & Development Co Ltd.

Mahindra Systech (Automotive Components: & Manufacturing)

  • Mahindra Composites Ltd.
  • Mahindra Sons Ltd.
  • MUSCO
  • Mahindra Engineering & Chemical Products Ltd.
  • Metal Castello
  • Mahindra Gears and Transmissions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mahindra Forgings Europe AG
  • Mahindra Forgings Ltd
  • Mahindra Hinoday Ltd

Trade & Financial Services

  • Mahindra Intertrade Ltd.
  • Mahindra Steel Service Centre Ltd.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.

Information Technology

  • Tech Mahindra
  • Mahindra Satyam
  • Bristlecone
  • Mahindra Logisoft Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mahindra Special Services Group

Infrastructure Development

  • Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
  • Mahindra Acres Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  • Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd.
  • Mahindra World City Developers limited
  • Mahindra Ashtech Ltd.

Others

  • Mahindra Ocean Blue
  • Mahindra Retail
  • Mahindra Logistics Ltd.
  • Mahindra Navistar
  • Mahindra  2 Wheelers
  • Mumbai Mantra
  • Mahindra Defence Systems

Holidays and Hospitality

  • Club Mahindra Travel
  • Mahindra Holidays Zest Breaks
  • Mahmdra Homestays

Mahindra Aerospace Pvt. Ltd

  • Gippsland Aeronautics
  • Acrostaff Australia

The Mahindra Group also maintains a considerable involvement in philanthropy and in volunteering. K.C. Mahindra Trust, founded in 1953 by KC Mahindra himself, focuses primarily on fostering Literacy in India and promoting Higher learning, Mahindra operates several vocational schools and a midday meal kitchen to that end, as well as the Mahindra United World College. The KC. Mahindra Trust’s primary project however is Project Nanhi Kali, which targets the education of young Indian girls. The foundation currently supports the education of approximately 51000 underprivileged girls. Other initiatives include Mahindra Hariyali, a one million tree planting campaign, as well as sponsorship of the Lifeline Express, a mobile hospital train.

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